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Windows 7: Software to avoid

19 May 2009   #101

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zirro View Post
Agree that avoiding Registry Defraggers on Win 7 for the time being is sensible.
I tried Glary & Advanced System Care free (sole OS is Win 7 64-bit) had to do a system restore in both cases.
I know this thread is about software to avoid but this is just to report that Registry Clean Expert ( Registry Clean Expert) works well for me under Win7.

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19 May 2009   #102

Windows 7 dual with XP SP2 ((Highly Custom))

Mine is >.>
Core2Duo e7300 2.66ghtz sometimes OC'd to 3.33.
Gigabyte G31M-S2L mobo
2gb kingston HyperX ram
nVidia 9800GT 1gb
Gigabyte case... can't seem to identify it =/ was only $65 with 550w PSU and front side temperature OSD

My CPU sits around 50-55*C when stock, OC'd it goes to 55-72*c.
I know that's rather odd however, usually stock cooling won't handle a 25% overlock. Maybe it's just the C2D's capability.

Did your CPU, RAM and Vcard check out ok after Sandra?
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19 May 2009   #103
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

I have one core at 31C while the other is at 36C from running all day and night. 50-55C even with a stock hsf running stock is a bit warm there.
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19 May 2009   #104

Windows 7 dual with XP SP2 ((Highly Custom))

Really? I just ran CoreTemp, 1 core at 60*C other at 55*c.
The temperature inside my case is 25.4*C =/

So the stuttering problem i have in games is more likely to be a dodgy CPU rather than my mobo eh?

I've been in I.T for 10 years odd, but because i rarely bother keeping parts to interchangably swap for testing, my hardware diagnostics ability is pretty crappy lol.

Every customer i've dealth with so far has had an easily diagnosable problem like PSU, RAM etc... i'm good at diagnosing hardware faults BUT this particular fault i've never even seen before.

I don't get any kind of delay or stuttering in windows, just in games like call of duty, counter-strike etc. Tried updating all my drivers, BIOS, even did the DX10 hack install on XP. I got better performance, but overall the stutter still happens for 1-2 seconds every 5 minutes or so.
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19 May 2009   #105

Windows 7 32bit RTM

Itunes works on RC now ;O
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19 May 2009   #106
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

Well running higher cpu temps when only then placing any good load on it can explain a good number of problems! I had one old case here with an 80C threshold hit the 70s when not having something working.

Any game or app at some point would crash! crash! crash! out of nowhere when the cpu fan quit. I bought a better one to bring those temps down as well as a few larger case fans.
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19 May 2009   #107
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I'm going to add Corel WinDVD 9 to the list. Not only is it a bugged mess on Win7, it's draconian registration and protection methods are a nightmare. It's rent-ware, they'll take it away from you if you install it too much. No thanks.

This was tested on 7057, RC and now 7127 x64.

$80 for this and I couldn't get to play anything. Refund? Ha, Corel don't have that word in their dictionary.

It's monstrous bloatware, to be avoided, as with most Corel products.
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19 May 2009   #108

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

That sounds like a rip-off. So far theyve not made Paintshop Pro turn like that.

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19 May 2009   #109
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

One old program to be replaced by a newer version at some point is the NeoDVD 4.0 standard. That actually will work on the 32bit 7 but no go on the 64bit with the usual "failure to initialize" error. One thing it isn't to note here however is that it's far from any bloatware like Roxio! I still have to see what happens when trying out an older Easy Media Creator version that I spent $100 some time back!
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19 May 2009   #110


Did you mean NeroDVD?
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